Comprised of Zoe Silverman (vocals) and Adam Palin (production), ASTR is a New York -based electro pop/electro R&B duo whose sound possesses elements of house, synth pop, hip-hop and house music — and has been compared favorably to the likes of The Weeknd and Robyn. In 2013, the duo caught the eye of 300 Entertainment founder and former Rush Productions, Def Jam and Warner Brothers Records head Lyor Cohen, who quickly signed the duo to his new label. The following year, the duo released their critically acclaimed debut EP Varsity, which landed at number 3 as Spin Magazine‘s Best Pop Album of the Year — and as a result of the massive buzz they were receiving nationally, the duo played Governor’s Ball, Ultra Music Festival and 2015’s Bootsy Bellows Estate Party at Coachella with 2 Chainz and Cody Simpson.
Building upon a growing national profile, the duo recently released their highly-anticipated sophomore EP Homecoming, which features “Bleeding Love” and have completed a North American tour with Ryn Weaver and Holychild. “Get So High,” the duo’s latest single pairs Silverman’s sultry and soulful pop-belter vocals with a slick and chilly production consisting of Silverman’s chopped up vocals to create a lushly layered harmonies, stuttering and skittering drum programming, subtly ominously swirling electronics and an anthemic hook to craft a hyper-modern, radio-friendly song that manages to be a bit of a lament and an urgent plea as the song’s narrator seems to be losing a realistic view of their relationship.
Produced by Dre Films, the video for “Get So High,” “continues my visceral obsession with horror film noir and twisted dark fantasy. The song is about crossing the line and losing site of reality. In this instance my character poses as an undercover bandit who takes it too far and kills her victim. This video tells a black widow tale, what starts as a fun night turns south and we question the illuslsion of who we really are. False Intentions shift from good times and cocaine highs to a murder and take all,” the duo’s Silverman explains about the seductive and fucked up video.